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START TIME SET FOR ELIUD KIPCHOGE'S SUB 2 HOUR MARATHON ATTEMPT

11 October 2019


Eliud Kipchoge’s historic attempt to make history and become the first person ever to run a marathon in under two hours will start at 8:15 (SA time) tomorrow (Saturday, 12 October).
 
The event will be broadcast worldwide live on the INEOS 1:59 Challenge YouTube page. It is a free event to attend and Kipchoge and his team arew keen that a significant crowd will attend to cheer Kipchoge on and help him make history.
 
Fran Millar, CEO of TEAM INEOS, said: “We took into account all the different parameters and the decision has been made that the INEOS 1:59 Challenge will start at 8:15 CEST on Saturday 12th October.”
 
Kipchoge arrived in Vienna on 8 October, having flown from his training camp in Kaptagat in Kenya and has been acclimatizing to Vienna and training on the course as part of his race-week preparations.

In a pre-event press conference held today (11 October) Kipchoge said: “I’m feeling well, I’m happy with the course and I am waiting for Saturday.
 
“Vienna is a sporting city. The crowd loves sport in Vienna and the course is flat and fast and in a park – a natural environment.
 
“Berlin was about running a world record. Vienna is about running and breaking history, like the first man on the moon.”

 


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